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Chiaroscuro Records

By Published: January 12, 2005
O'Neal's description of the latest projects from both labels shows that he is still on target. "We are right in the middle of a record with Clark Terry and a big band to be released as 2 CDs? the second CD is nothing but Clark talking about how he educated kids?the big band is made up of 16 people who were Clark's students all the way from a 16-year old to a 44-year old?sometime somebody will care to hear Clark Terry talk for an hour about how he was educated, interacted with other people and how he first trained Quincy Jones." The "Jazzspeak" concept appears as a bonus on many Chiaroscuro CDs and provides a unique insight into the dynamics of the session. All We Need is a studio date led by saxophonist Antonio Hart, as O'Neal relates, "...the new Antonio Hart one is really special. I had first encountered Antonio with the Jimmy Heath big band?he is just a wonderful player and a scholar of the music and just wants to give back besides being a great player. We are very proud of that one." Working with his business partner Andy Sardoni and long time creative associate Jon "the guy who keeps it together" Bates, O'Neal and Chiaroscuro have much to be proud of as they continue to showcase the mainstream while providing opportunities for creative musicians to be heard.

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